Skip to main content

Can you get there from here? I-94, 35W among weekend road closings

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Travelers in Minnesota are often advised to "allow extra time" when driving on winter roads covered with ice and snow.

This weekend you might want to put in some extra time before you hit the road, to make sure your planned route is actually open.

Detour signs are popping up like spring flowers in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has a dozen projects that will slow traffic through the metro area. They've even put together a map that shows the whole dozen (click the map to enlarge it).

Of course, road work is happening across Minnesota. To look up the status of projects underway in each region of the state click here.

As for the dirty dozen detours in the Twin Cities this weekend, two are especially noteworthy because they involve busy Interstates.

I-94 in St. Paul will be closed between Highway 280 and Snelling Ave. from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. There will also be lane closures between Snelling and Dale.

It's part of a season-long project to rebuild or repair the bridges that cross over I-94 in St. Paul. This weekend crews will demolish the deck of the Prior Ave. bridge, with a new one slated to be ready in mid-August.

This embed is invalid

A portion of Interstate 35W in New Brighton and Arden Hills is also closed this weekend. Here, too, crews will be demolishing a bridge over the highway – in this case County Road E2. There will be no direct access from eastbound 694 onto southbound 35W. Details on that project are here.

Next Up

Dean Evason

Tempers flare as Wild hammer Canadiens

Montreal was anything but polite after the Wild picked up an 8-2 victory.

Blaine VFW video screengrab crop N West Twitter

Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault

Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.

TajPharmaImages WIkimedia Commons ivermectin

COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds

The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.

Screen Shot 2022-01-24 at 3.48.57 PM

Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver

The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.

cold Minneapolis

Coldest day of the winter is possible this week in Minnesota

An air temp of -30F isn't out of the question too far from the metro.

polley freeborn county jail roster jan 2022 resize

District fires school counselor accused of sexually assaulting student

He's been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.

Moorhead family

Authorities pinpoint source of CO that killed family of 7

The victims, all members of Hernandez-Pinto family, were found dead in a Moorhead home.

polymet mining

Court issues mixed ruling on PolyMet, orders more analysis on water permit

The court, however, overruled several challenges to the permit.

SPPD Kua person of interest 01-24-2022

Police release images of woman driving stolen Audi that had puppy inside

It's not clear whether she was involved in the vehicle theft.

J R Jones - Anoka County Jail 2021.10.16 - Resize crop

Fatal hit-and-run driver can avoid prison time with plea deal

He was charged with striking and killing a 56-year-old who was walking her dog.

Screen Shot 2022-01-24 at 11.21.49 AM

Alex Rodriguez: 'I'm not a Packers fan'

He was at Lambeau screaming "Cheese!" and "Let's go!" during the playoff game against the 49ers.

Related

I-94 westbound closed this weekend between St. Paul, Mpls.

The westbound lanes of Interstate 94 will be fully closed between Highway 280 and Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue through the end of the weekend. MnDOT says it will be the final full closure of this project on I-94's westbound lanes.

Expect weekend delays, detours on I-94 east, I-35W

Road construction may snarl traffic this weekend, as all eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 close for crews to lay pavement between Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue and Highway 280 in Minneapolis. Interstate 35W in Arden Hills is closed in both directions between Interstate 694 and Highway 10 so crews can demolish the old County 10 Bridge. The closures continue through early Monday morning.